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Would you like to make a living with your writing? This book will show you how. I spent 13 years working as a cubicle slave in the corporate world. I was miserable in my job and my creativity was stunted by the crushing daily grind. Then I started writing books and blogging, using my words to create products and attract readers. In September 2011, I left my corporate job Would you like to make a living with your writing? This book will show you how. I spent 13 years working as a cubicle slave in the corporate world. I was miserable in my job and my creativity was stunted by the crushing daily grind. Then I started writing books and blogging, using my words to create products and attract readers. In September 2011, I left my corporate job to become a full-time author and creative entrepreneur and since then I've grown my business year on year ”" all based on my writing. More importantly, I'm finally living the happy life I always wanted.I'm not a Kindle or blogging millionaire and this is not a get rich quick scheme. But I will share with you how I make a six-figure income from writing books, blogging and marketing in an ethical manner. ˃˃˃ We're living in the best time ever to make a living with your writing! Read on to learn more.The book includes the following Table of Contents: >>> Overview of how I make a living and income split First principles Tips on writing and productivityTips on mindset >>> Part 1: How to make money from books It's not just one book Your publishing options: Traditional publishing Changes in the publishing industry Your publishing options: Becoming an indie author How to self-publish an ebook How to self-publish a print book How to self-publish an audiobook>>> Part 2: How to make money online in other ways A business powered by content marketing Product salesAffiliate incomeConsulting or coachingProfessional speaking Advertising and sponsorship Freelance writing Tips for content marketing >>> The transition and your next stepsPlus/ Companion Workbook so you can answer the questions in the book for yourself. If you'd like to make a living with your writing, click to sample or buy now. ...

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  • Mélissandre L.
    2019-01-31 03:25

    J'avais déjà croisé le nom de Joanna Penn en surfant dans les milieux des auteurs indés mais je ne l'avais jamais lue. Merci à Cyril Godefroy pour son travail de traduction, je pense que j'aurais mis plus longtemps à la retrouver sans cet heureux hasard. Le livre est bourré d'informations intéressantes, de liens vers des articles pertinents et surtout de "pep talks", ces discours de motivation à l'américaine qui donnent l'impression d'avoir pris 15 cafés par intraveineuse. C'est une lecture qui fait du bien et qui pousse à se dépasser. À recommander !

  • Kristen Kieffer
    2019-01-29 01:20

    This book is an excellent beginner's guide to making money as a writer. I was a bit disappointed to find that it didn't go more in-depth than it did. Joanna covered the basics of many different income streams, providing writers without career direction a look into the possibilities of their work.And while I was hoping for a book that dove deeper than most of the material I've read thus far on this topic, I can't deny that Joanna Penn did an amazing job of laying out the basics for those who are just beginning their side hustles as writers. Definitely recommend if you're ready to begin working towards a career in writing but just don't know where to begin.

  • J.A. Kahn
    2019-02-03 23:19

    This is a brilliant read. Very honest & focused, it is written in a friendly, conversational style as though the author is talking directly to you. The book is full of essential information that every author, especially self-published ones need.

  • Marian
    2019-02-23 03:14

    I love Joanna's blog and decided to check out her other writing advice in her books! Listened to the audiobook while I was at work and it's filled with a lot of great ideas. Definitely recommend if you're in the beginning of your writing career and looking how to further diversify your income streams.

  • Sincerae
    2019-01-27 02:44

    How to Make a Living with Your Writing is the best book I've read in the last few months concerning making an income from writing. This book is about the business of being an independent author (not vanity self publishing), but it also includes other avenues in writing where money can be earned such as professional blogging, podcasts, freelance writing, consulting, creative your own online classes, public speaking, marketing, and more. The first portion of the book talks about all the elements of becoming an indie author, useful information on how to produce ebooks, paperbacks, and audio books. There is a wealth of information in this short guide. I purchased the ebook which has many useful links to websites (including the author's) and blogs elaborating on what Joanna Penn provides in her own words. I hope to read all of Joanna Penn's nonfiction books on becoming an author-entrepreneur to help me in my journey in that direction. I look at her YouTube channel sometimes, and she has a warm personality. At the end of this book she even offers her email address for assistance to aspiring indie authors-entrepreneurs. Joanna Penn's Facebook, Twitter, websites, and YouTube pages:

  • Allan Walsh
    2019-02-22 06:37

    As the title suggests, this non-fiction book is for writers who want to make a living from their writing. The Bad Stuff: If you have read other books by Joanna Penn or follow her blog, you will find a fair bit of information you have already come across.The Good Stuff: The great thing about this book is it is, at time of writing this review, available for free on Amazon. The book is packed with information that is valuable to writers of all levels. In addition to the info Joanna provides, there are also a number of useful links. And did I mention it's free? For the price I would recommend all writers grab a copy and have a read, even if you only take one thing away from it, it will have been worth it.Overall, even though this book repeats information I've already sourced, I enjoyed the book and its contents. It provides valuable information and is easy to read and understand. Based on a combination of its monetary and content value, I'm giving this one 4 out of 5 golden bookmarks.

  • Bronwyn
    2019-01-26 02:37

    I hate to give this three stars because I love Joanna Penn's podcast and website. I love what she does for indies and her can-do attitude. Unfortunately, I found most of this book not very useful for those of us who are already self-published. There's also a lot of "link" content instead of tips--click here to find out about this, click here to read about that. I know Penn probably wanted to keep things focused but it reads more like a PDF tip sheet than a book.That said, there are a few tips here that I highlighted and will use for future use. Useful, but not essential.

  • Jeanette
    2019-02-16 07:40

    How to Make a Living with Your Writint by Joanna Penn is a slim volume with clear, pratical tips and big impact. Penn outlines practical approach to making a living through (Indie) publishing - including multiple streams of income. So far, I've gone through the book twice, and will probably revisit it. I guess the proof in the pudding will be in a few years time ...

  • Kylie Day
    2019-02-13 06:16

    Below follows a snippet of the review I originally published on my blog ( book is split onto two major parts:Part 1 — How to make money from booksPart 2 — How to make money online in other waysIn Part 1, Penn goes into the world of publishing. She writes about both traditional publishing and self-publishing. There is more information about self-publishing, which isn’t strange since Penn has much experience in self-publishing.Here she also writes about turning one manuscript into several editions — ebook, print book, and audiobook — and multiplying them by the number of countries and territories, as well as languages, you can publish in to maximize your income. She also shares how to self-publish ebooks, print books, and audiobooks, which are three chapters filled with great tips and advice.In Part 2, Penn shares how to make money online, in ways such as product sales, affiliate income, sponsorship, professional speaking, and more. Once again she gives you great tips and advice.Also, at the beginning of the book there is a link to a workbook you can download in which the questions from the book are compiled. This workbook is a great resource where (if you print it out) you can write down your answers to the questions and really think about where you want to go with your writing. I believe using this workbook helps you identify what you want and need to do, what your goals are, and what you are willing to sacrifice to achieve your goals.How to Make a Living with your Writing is short, tightly focused, and filled with great tips and advice (just the kind of non-fiction book I love). Penn has an upbeat and inspiring written voice, which is great when you, as a reader, feel that the topic of the book is quite daunting (I think all beginners in this industry feels that publishing your work and trying to make a living from it is daunting). But I wouldn’t expect any less from Penn since all of her non-fiction books have this kind of friendly and inspiring voices.I believe that one of the best things about this book is that it really makes you think about what you want to achieve with your writing and what kind of future you want. Some may believe it’s unnecessary to think about dreams and goals when you should be writing. But if you don’t have concrete goals on how to achieve the life you want to have in a couple of years or so, I don’t think you will get there any time soon.I believe How to Make a Living with your Writing is the perfect book for someone who considers taking the leap into the world of writing and publishing and doesn’t know all too much about this. It’s also a great resource for those who want to take their writing more seriously and want to make it a full-time career. However, if you’ve already progressed some way into your career as a writer — if you know your publishing options and how to create multiple streams of income — you may want to consider reading Penn’s Business for Authors: How to be an Author Entrepreneur instead (here you can read my review of Business for Authors: How to be an Author Entrepreneur). How to Make a Living with your Writing may be a great refresher, but I would advice the more seasoned author to read Business for Authors: How to be an Author Entrepreneur instead.If you are a beginner in the world of writing and publishing, however, I would recommend that you read How to Make a Living with Your Writing before you read Business for Authors: How to be an Author Entrepreneur. And if you are a beginner, I really recommend that you read How to Make a Living with your Writing. It’s worth every penny.

  • BalleMillner (Blogger, Freelance Writer, Aspiring Autho
    2019-02-17 04:41

    Review coming soon.

  • Sally Olson
    2019-01-27 06:21

    In this book of Joanna Penn's, she emphasizes HOW TO MAKE A LIVING with your writing. In other words, she strives to teach the value of building a scalable writing business. Therefore, you'll find very little information about how to write a book or how to market a book. But, she's a savvy author-preneur and has those topics neatly packed into her other books.Here, she generously shares her knowledge of publishing (the pros and cons of each option), writing in more than one genre, repurposing content, pricing, and the importance of writing a book, and another, and another,...and another. And what about collaborating with other authors? She covers that, too. She briefly touches on blogging as content marketing and platform building, as well as freelance writing. Joanna shares her insights and tips for both. What I love about this book is her no-fear attitude toward writing in more than one genre and under more than one name. I also learned something new about print on-demand and the value of selling into as many countries as is feasible.There's downloadable workbook that accompanies the ebook and is also for sale in hardcopy on Amazon.

  • Antonia
    2019-01-28 00:23

    Another tremendous success from Joanna Penn! With excellent narration by Caroline Holroyd (who sounds quite a lot like Joanna). This book is an overview and covers the basics of many topics. But Joanna has many more resources at her website, She must be one of the best podcasters ever for anyone interested in creativity, writing, and self-publishing. Joanna is an inspiration to so many writers, beginning and accomplished. This is extremely helpful guide for both fiction and nonfiction authors, and it offers already published authors many ways to increase revenue through diverse channels.

  • Valerie Ravenscroft
    2019-02-03 05:17

    An interesting read, filled with relevant tips and information on how to make a living with your writing. There are tips for fiction AND non-fiction writers, which I think is great, and a recap at the end of the book. There are tips on blogging, podcasting, advertising, freelancing, etc. Also, there's a companion workbook that you can download for free on the author's website. So, what are you waiting for? ^_^

  • Amber Morant
    2019-02-19 02:33

    Creative Penn just got betterI've been listening to the Creative Penn for a few months now. She is so positive which is a shock for the books she writes and honestly love her personality. Reading this book it had lots of information and outside resources so we can see her suggestions being used in her own career and points to other resources.

  • Rachel
    2019-01-29 03:32

    Excellent book for someone considering a career in writing. If you’ve already made the leap, then one of Joanna’s other books might be more targeted; this one is for the beginner.Joanna doesn’t just preach how to make money from writing; she lives it. She writes both fiction as J.F. Penn, and non-fiction books like these as Joanna Penn. In a previous life, she was a consultant, and her business background shows through in everything she does to grow her business of writing.So everything she says is worth listening to; every author will get something from what she suggests. And the key point about this book is that she is giving you actionable advice, not high-level concepts.Some of the most important ideas in the book are shared in the Overview at the beginning where Joanna shares her general principles and way of working. I found this fascinating.In Part 1, she talks about how to publish a book and make money from it; in Part 2, she goes through other ways to enhance your income from your writing, your blogging, your website.The book is filled with useful links for other great online resources. It’s a short tightly focused book and it’s worth every penny; if you are thinking about making a living from writing books, buy this book.Disclosure: I was given a review copy of this book

  • Danielle Donaldson
    2019-02-10 03:38

    I hate to say it but I didn't learn that much from this book that I haven't already learned from Joanna's podcast. That being said, if you want to learn how to make a living with your writing, BEYOND your books, this book might come in handy for you. If you are interested in content marketing, affiliate programs or doing webinars for people, this might be a good resource. I'm not interested in that at the moment. Personally, I want to write more books, grow my library and really start making money from my fiction. Doing webinars, affiliate marketing, etc feels too much like my old day job of selling stuff. It's not something I'm passionate or even remotely interested in at the moment. Maybe in a few years, I would feel like doing these things, but by then, this book will probably be outdated. I was a little disappointed because I was hoping to really learn something, but I kinda of breezed through it because I wasn't interested.

  • Ene Sepp
    2019-02-15 04:40

    Trummipõrin, fanfaarid ja katkematu aplaus. Ma lugesin viimaks ometi läbi esimese e-raamatu! Tegu on raamatuga, mida ma isegi oleksin valmis ostma (kui see tasuta juba kättesaadav poleks) aga kindlasti uurin ma veel täpsemalt, mida Penn pakub ja täitsa võimalik, et toetan teda mõnda muud teost ostes. Miks? Sest see raamat oli lihtsalt nii täppi. Seal oli mitmeid kohti, kus ma noogutasin kaasa "Täpselt nii!" ja mitmeid kohti, mis sundis (mõttelisse) peeglisse vaatama ja nentima, et ma ilmselgelt ei tee piisavalt, et kirjutamisest saakski mu töö. Muidugi on ka see ränk töö, et selleni jõuda aga ei peagi ju kõike kohe ja nüüd tegema hakkama. Mina plaanin sealt valida, mida mul momendil vaja on ja milleks mul momendil ressurssi on. Aga tulevikus... vot tulevikus veel me näeme mida huvitavat tulema hakkab. Ja kunagi ma kavatsengi jõuda sinna, kus vähemalt 50% mu sissetulekust on seotud raamatute ja lugude kirjutamisega. Aga ma igaks juhuks tähtaega ei hakka välja kuulutama.

  • Kate M. Colby
    2019-02-20 06:27

    Joanna Penn has a knack for covering a wide berth of information in clear and concise ways. This book covers the various ways writers can make a living through their craft. If you are new to the idea of making a living through writing or to the writing industry in general, this is a perfect guide for you. However, if you already know your publishing options and other ways to create income streams through writing, reading this book may be a good refresher, but I would advise going straight to BUSINESS FOR AUTHORS.

  • Rasana Atreya
    2019-02-07 07:33

    When I started to read this book I thought it might not be for me because the author covers a lot of stuff seasoned Indies already know. Part two was where it was completely worth it for me. I loved the author's can-do attitude, I loved that she has so many ideas on how to monetize your skills. If you do even what half of what she suggests, you'll be able to make a pretty good living. Do buy this book. Well worth it for all the practical suggestions she gives you.Note: I received an advance review copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

  • Angela Maher
    2019-02-06 05:30

    This is the best book I've come across so far that discusses how to make money from your writing. It suits someone just starting out, and although not everyone will be interested in everything included, it is a solid, realistic book on what you can do and how you can do it. As with seemingly all books of this kind, there are plenty of references to other books, etc, when it could have included more in-depth advice within this book, but it's a good place to start.

  • Penfist Penfist
    2019-02-10 06:31

    It's short, succinct and packed with ideas. If you're interested in making an income as a self-published author, this one is worth your time. It's geared mostly towards someone who wants several income streams: writing non-fiction, speaking, blogging and podcasting are primary vehicles. If you only want to focus on writing fiction, there are some good ideas here, but the main focus is on diversification in the areas I've mentioned.

  • Gillian Kevern
    2019-02-15 06:33

    3.5 rounded up! This wasn't as helpful as I was hoping as it felt like a lot of the advice, I'd heard before -- from Joanna in the free resources that she makes available for writers on her website and through her podcast. However, it is going to be a great offline resource for those times when I need a reminder but can't get online to refresh my memory.

  • Elise Edmonds
    2019-02-01 03:28

    A great read for anyone thinking of publishing books (not just those who want to make a living from it). Full of great tips and resources plus ideas for various income streams relating to writing.

  • Wayne Marinovich
    2019-02-02 02:25

    Quality read in short sharp bursts. Some of the points the author has mentioned in her previous works, but some new bits that I have not read before.

  • Matt
    2019-02-24 06:30

    In this deftly written, concise and highly practical guide, Joanna Penn provides useful tips and advice for the aspiring writer. Beginning with her own story and career beginnings, Joanna outlines the principal ways of monetising one’s writing, with the goal of developing multiple streams of passive income through creating intellectual property. I was very impressed with the range of techniques, software, and strategies currently in existence to bring this about, and these are explained in an honest and transparent manner. The pursuit of scalable income is identified as a crucial and highly desirable goal.The entire writing and publishing journey is detailed in some depth, from conceptualisation to payment, in both simple and direct terms. Importantly, tips for both fiction and non-fiction authors are supplied, given Joanna’s background and success in both areas. Strategies are presented to assist in the creation of blogs, eBooks and more, with emphasis on drawing from one’s own experiences, talents and knowledge. My biggest takeaway from this was the need to consider my own writing as a job, and apply the same strict discipline and organisation that I do with my PhD research.Joanna describes the present publishing landscape in frank terms and suggests the optimum strategy and mindset for the author. The merits and drawbacks of the traditional publishing pathway are laid down with honesty, and suitable and attractive alternatives are put forward. Notably, the book is very straightforward and easy to digest – I finished this in an afternoon, whilst making notes in the pub.To summarise, this is a highly useful and practical guide that will benefit anyone seeking to earn money from their writing to any degree. Despite its brevity, I would strongly urge both prospective and active writers to give this a look for some highly relevant and practical advice that will be invaluable for years to come.

  • Rebecca
    2019-01-29 07:37

    A short book and a great value. I listened to the audiobook over the course of one weekend while doing other activities- exercise, dishes, etc. The narration was excellent. If you are a Creative Penn Podcast listener, many of the points covered will be familiar to you- have multiple streams of income, don’t rely on one company to sell your products, and the benefits of content marketing (give away quality content for free so people start to trust you and eventually buy your products). I’m glad she wrote this book, it takes the wisdom of her experience and lays it out in an organized fashion, making it more accessible compared to listening to the podcast backlist (over 300 episodes!) or searching her website (hundreds of articles!) I liked part 1 because it summarized what I had already learned by listening to her podcast. I also liked part 2 because it explored topics I know less about, such as how to publish an audiobook and how affiliate income works. Joanna Penn is a successful author-entrepreneur who practices what she preaches. She provides a great broad-level overview and actionable advice regarding the many ways a person can earn money with their writing.

  • Ida Auclond
    2019-02-05 04:31

    The book is written in a tight, conversational language, which I always like in non-fiction books. In the introduction, Joanna Penn briefly explains how she became a full-time author. I identified with her a little, despite our different personalities, and was motivated by her success story. A few years ago, getting a book published seemed next to impossible to me, let alone making any money with it; now, even making a living with it seems possible.In part 1, she discusses traditional publishing, self-publishing and independent publishing. That changed my point of view on both traditional and independent publishing: I have stopped idealizing traditional publishing and now see indie publishing as an equally good option, depending on the book and my goals for it. There is also valuable information on what to look for when reviewing a traditional book deal.In part 2, she talks more about her other streams of income, for you see: only 50% of her income comes from actual books sales. The rest comes from affiliate commissions, course sales, professional speaking, consulting and podcast sponsorship. There is also some information on marketing.The last part of the book gives pointers to plan your writing career and make your first few bucks with your writing. That was my favourite part because it made me feel able to create a solid career plan.I wish the book had been longer and more detailed. However, all through the book, there are links to additional information (mostly free), which I’m sure will be useful. There are also multiple book recommendations.Another thing I loooved is how this book teaches by example: it provides great value for the reader while also promoting all of the writer’s other products! It sounds like a good marketing strategy to me!

  • Emma
    2019-01-30 06:37

    This book is highly practical, written in a personable, conversational style, and easy to navigate to find what's of most relevance to the reader. I am not yet at a place where I am making publishing decisions so I skimmed some of the nitty gritty details, and relished the big picture. There are lots of avenues to making money, lots of different kinds of writers, and with perseverance they can all lead to success. Being independent and not chained to a big publishing house is the main angle, but I loved the sections on blogs and marketing too. The personal revelations about what has worked and not for the author were important additions, as obvious as that may seem, because we need to remember that mistakes are necessary for creativity and it's okay to start over with a blog, for example. I didn't need a lot of this book, but I might some day soon.

  • Meredith
    2019-01-28 07:14

    Publishing 101. An overview of publishing options (traditional, indie, hybrid) and formats (print, ebook, audio). Royalty rates, ACX exclusive, speaking engagements, etc. Kind of a review of the little bit I've read/heard about the publishing industry already. If you've already researched book publishing, I don't think this book will add anything new for you. If you haven't, this is a great place to start.

  • Rodolfo Morientes
    2019-02-02 03:35

    Tal vez este libro tiene algún sentido para algún autor que tenga el mercado americano en su punto de mira. Para escribir, publicar y vender fuera de EEUU, hay un 20% del libro que puede ser de algún interés, no más. Aún así, se echa en falta cierto equilibrio al leer estos libros que tienen por títulos "cómo ganarte la vida con...": el optimismo es necesario, el triunfalismo no lo es.